About Intrepid Martial Arts

Intrepid Martial Arts is a resource for actionable advice that covers every aspect of martial arts: training, character development, styles, history, fitness, wisdom, and much more. Through our videos and articles, IMA tackles subjects from the philosophical and serious to the practical and fun. IMA differentiates itself from other martial arts media outlets by providing content focused on the reader, not showing off or pandering to the egos of our contributors. Our content is well-researched, thorough, clickbait-free, and comes from real-world experience.

The mission of IMA is to introduce martial artists to new ideas and get them thinking about how their training influences their lives and communities. Through our articles, videos, books, and courses, IMA aims to help martial artists grow in their journey, reach their potential, and expand their knowledge and wisdom.

About Ryan Danks

Ryan began his martial arts journey the way most did in the late ’80s, trying to become a G.I. Joe or Ninja Turtle. He trained in Tae Kwon Do briefly before heading to Muay Thai. After that, it was Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Karate, Wushu…

Over his three decades of training, Ryan has gained a black belt in Karate and a teaching certification in Jeet Kune Do. However, he found that such titles mattered little — gaining the actual rank did nothing to improve his skill — so he stopped caring about them. Styles like Muay Thai didn’t even have ranks, so why bother? Instead, he opted for what he calls the Ronin’s Path, or what Bruce Lee would have called “having no way as the way.”

Through IntrepidMartialArts.com, Ryan hopes to help others enjoy the journey of exploring the martial arts.

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